I also thought, before I had children, that if little girls were all princessed-out it was probably pushed or at least encouraged by the parents who thought it was Just So Cute that little Chelsea or Maddy or whoever was obsessed with Disney princesses.
While that is probably true to an extent, I am here to testify, as the mother of three little girls, they are into princesses and I did not push this on them. No ma'am. Sure, they were exposed by some great hand-me-down dress-up clothes, a few coloring books and two puzzles I can think of, but they have LATCHED onto that stuff like nobody's business (even thought they have tons and tons of other toys, very non-princess-y). They looooove the princess stuff (Viv especially).
Anyway, all of that to say that they were thrilled when they got to go to a Princess Party a few weekends ago. Kathryn's best friend's family was putting it on to raise money for the American Cancer Society (via their Relay for Life team) and quite a lot of kids showed up! The girls had lots and lots of fun with all the activities.
Kathryn spent probably the first hour coloring this picture. She was very focused and was not interested in the others games or activities until she had finished the picture to perfection.
Vivi, on the hand, rushed right off to try EVERYTHING. She won this wand after (finally!) getting a beanbag in the hole. (After she did all the activities, it was her turn at the coloring table for a good 45 minutes of intense coloring.)
...and her hair done by "Princess Jasmine" (from the Disney movie "Aladdin"_.